From the BULLY Project Facebook Page:
On April, 17 year old Nova Scotia native Rehtaeh Parsons passed after taking her own life following an alleged rape by four teenage boys in 2011 and widespread circulation of a photo of the assault. With lots of public outrage and many questions still being asked, the Nova Scotian government issued a report 5 days ago outlining their analysis of what happened to Rhetaeh and how schools can prevent similar events from occurring in the future, without mandating any changes from the report be binding. When something as tragic as this happens, what do you believe the correct course of action is to rectify and change the culture of bullying that made it occur? Did the government take the right steps by not making the recommendation of the report binding? You can read the report here: http://bit.ly/16hz294
The BULLY Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. They’ve sparked a national movement to stop bullying that is transforming kids’ lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action. The power of their work lies in the participation of individuals and the remarkable list of partners who collectively work to create safe, caring, and respectful schools and communities. Their goal is to reach 1 million kids or more, causing a tipping point that ends bullying in America.
Our 1 Million Kids initiative has brought the film BULLY to young people and educators around the country along with a curriculum and training from our partner, Facing History and Ourselves. These resources were created to help prepare educators to lead a discussion with their students that focuses on developing empathy and taking action. To date, the campaign has facilitated screenings for over 250,000 students and 7,500 educators across 120+ cities.